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East Coast seas on the rise
InsideNova ^ | 6/25/2012 | Seth Borenstein

Posted on 06/25/2012 6:13:48 AM PDT by McBuff

From Cape Hatteras, N.C., to just north of Boston, sea levels are rising much faster than they are around the globe, putting one of the world's most costly coasts in danger of flooding, government researchers report.

U.S. Geological Survey scientists call the 600-mile swath a "hot spot" for climbing sea levels caused by global warming. Along the region, the Atlantic Ocean is rising at an annual rate three times to four times faster than the global average since 1990, according to the study published Sunday in the journal Nature Climate Change.

It's not just a faster rate, but at a faster pace, like a car on a highway "jamming on the accelerator," said the study's lead author, Asbury Sallenger Jr., an oceanographer at the agency. He looked at sea levels starting in 1950, and noticed a change beginning in 1990.

Since then, sea levels have gone up globally about 2 inches. But in Norfolk, Va., where officials are scrambling to fight more frequent flooding, sea level has jumped a total of 4.8 inches, the research showed. For Philadelphia, levels went up 3.7 inches, and in New York City, it was 2.8 inches.

Climate change pushes up sea levels by melting ice sheets in Greenland and west Antarctica, and because warmer water expands.

(Excerpt) Read more at 2.insidenova.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: climatechange; globalwarming; risingseas
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OMG! Help us! Obama promised to LOWER the seas. . .WHAT'S GOING ON!.. . excuse me. . gotta go. .got a hotline in to Ashley Judd!
1 posted on 06/25/2012 6:14:01 AM PDT by McBuff
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To: McBuff

is the sea level rising or is the land level dropping?


2 posted on 06/25/2012 6:15:29 AM PDT by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: McBuff
U.S. Geological Survey scientists call the 600-mile swath a "hot spot" for climbing sea levels caused by global warming. Along the region, the Atlantic Ocean is rising at an annual rate three times to four times faster than the global average since 1990, according to the study published Sunday in the journal Nature Climate Change.

Any study showing sea level rising faster in some areas than others proves it is not the sea level rising, but land sinking.

3 posted on 06/25/2012 6:16:01 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: McBuff

I smell another tax being devised.


4 posted on 06/25/2012 6:17:43 AM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: stefanbatory

“is the sea level rising or is the land level dropping?”

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More fear mongering to keep the grant money flowing in..


5 posted on 06/25/2012 6:18:30 AM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: McBuff
I've got good news for Boston: Water runs down hill. A hill of water at Boston will not last for long!
6 posted on 06/25/2012 6:18:51 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: McBuff

Using this logic if I pour water in the bathtub only one end of the tub will increase... Hard to believe
anyone would fall for crap!


7 posted on 06/25/2012 6:19:20 AM PDT by satan69 (garden)
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To: McBuff

It’s all George Bush’s fault...


8 posted on 06/25/2012 6:19:37 AM PDT by IMTOFT (At least I'm enjoying the ride...)
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To: McBuff
Ummm....I have noticed that the east side of my swimming pool is about an 1/8 inch higher than the west side. I wonder what on earth could be going on?!? At this rate, water will be spilling out of my pool in 10 years!
9 posted on 06/25/2012 6:19:59 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: McBuff

The water level in the creek behind my house is down.

I’m predicting it’ll be up next March and down again next July.


10 posted on 06/25/2012 6:20:36 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: McBuff

Get Obama to the beach. Call his bluff.


11 posted on 06/25/2012 6:21:02 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Romney - not Obama - not a Conservative - not a real Christian)
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To: McBuff

LOL just catching up with California which was rising fastest the other day.


12 posted on 06/25/2012 6:21:01 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: theDentist
Hey, I live about 25 miles from the shores of South Jersey.

I also have 7 acres of woods. Things work out right I just might have ocean front property if I wait long enough.

13 posted on 06/25/2012 6:21:17 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: McBuff

I’m all for the rising water if it will wash the stench away from the likes of New York City, New Jersey, Taxachesetts, and most other northeastern states.


14 posted on 06/25/2012 6:21:48 AM PDT by animal172 (Calling the Founding Fathers!! We need your help.)
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To: steelyourfaith

Ping.


15 posted on 06/25/2012 6:22:04 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: McBuff

... wimmin’ and chid’ren hardest hit!


16 posted on 06/25/2012 6:22:34 AM PDT by Ken522
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To: McBuff
"The environment is suffering damage that could be irreversible — global warming, the greenhouse effect, the melting of the polar ice caps, the rising sea level, hurricanes — with terrible social occurrences that will shake life on this planet."

"I believe this idea has a strong connection with reality. I don't think we have much time. Fidel Castro said in one of his speeches I read not so long ago, 'tomorrow could be too late, let's do now what we need to do'."

"I believe it is time that we take up with courage and clarity a political, social, collective and ideological offensive across the world — a real offensive that permits us to move progressively, over the next years, the next decades, leaving behind the perverse, destructive, destroyer, capitalist model and go forward in constructing the socialist model to avoid barbarism and beyond that the annihilation of life on this planet."

--Hugo Chavez, at the 16th World Festival of Youth and Students, held in Caracas on August 8-15, 2005

http://www.greenleft.org.au/back/2005/640/640p16.htm

17 posted on 06/25/2012 6:22:50 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: McBuff

Imagine!!!Happening to the resort playgrounds of the US policy makers and elite!!What a coinkydink!!!


18 posted on 06/25/2012 6:23:27 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: mosaicwolf
Ummm....I have noticed that the east side of my swimming pool is about an 1/8 inch higher than the west side.

Hey maybe that Congressman was right!!!!Did your family all stand on the west side of the pool?

19 posted on 06/25/2012 6:23:39 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: McBuff

Bull Obama!

The name of that pub says it all.


20 posted on 06/25/2012 6:23:43 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: McBuff

Too many people living in urban sprawl. They are sucking on the groundwater too hard.


21 posted on 06/25/2012 6:24:06 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: McBuff

The land level is dropping. The last continental ice sheet depressed the Earth’s crust in the NY- New England area. It caused it to bulge out around the Carolinas. Isostatic compensation is occurring and the USGS appears to be to dumb to know what is happening.


22 posted on 06/25/2012 6:24:18 AM PDT by Citizen Tom Paine (An old sailor sends)
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To: McBuff

Good. I won’t have to travel so far to go tuna fishing.


23 posted on 06/25/2012 6:24:27 AM PDT by Safetgiver
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To: satan69

It’s quite obvious that we need to build a pipeline from the east coast to the west, so that water can be pumped over there to lower the water on the east coast. We may need to supplement it with railway and highway tank cars if the pipeline can’t pump water fast enough!

I smell another government subsidy coming!


24 posted on 06/25/2012 6:24:48 AM PDT by Real Cynic No More (OBAMA!!'s name is all caps as sarcasm to indicate a lack of respect, as he does not deserve it)
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To: thackney
Exactly, unless the laws of gravity and physics suddenly take a little holiday in those areas. Water is, well, fluid and will flow. It doesn't just "rise" in one area and not in another. (*) You don't have to fill both ends of your bathtub equally - the water flows. So the notion that sea levels would rise in one area but not in another is preposterous. It marks the original article and those pushing it as not serious, as having some other agenda.





(*) Yes we're all aware that moon-driven tidal action makes water temporarily rise and fall, that flowing water can "pile up" against an obstacle (eg. think waves on a beach), and that wind and low pressure systems can drive "storm surge" up onto a coastal area. We're talking long-term equilibrium here.
25 posted on 06/25/2012 6:25:00 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: McBuff

James Michener’s CHESAPEAKE describes the rising of that bay over the course of millennia.


26 posted on 06/25/2012 6:25:56 AM PDT by Mach9
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To: McBuff

could it just be beach erosion ?


27 posted on 06/25/2012 6:26:06 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: McBuff

Sad thing is, there are tens of millions of people dumb enough to think this is possible.


28 posted on 06/25/2012 6:26:51 AM PDT by lurk
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To: McBuff
"It's not just a faster rate, but at a faster pace...."


29 posted on 06/25/2012 6:27:11 AM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: McBuff

I have lived in the Norfolk, VA area for 30 years and I’m here to tell ya it floods every time it rains hard. Always has.


30 posted on 06/25/2012 6:27:30 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: McBuff
U.S. Geological Survey scientists call the 600-mile swath a "hot spot" for climbing sea levels caused by global warming. Along the region, the Atlantic Ocean is rising at an annual rate three times to four times faster than the global average since 1990, according to the study published Sunday in the journal Nature Climate Change.

Please, people, this is serious. We need to elect more Democrats before its too late.

31 posted on 06/25/2012 6:27:30 AM PDT by marron
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To: McBuff

32 posted on 06/25/2012 6:28:10 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: McBuff

So, sea levels are rising in only one area? What’s that all about? The world is tilting....


33 posted on 06/25/2012 6:28:16 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: McBuff

I am gonna go out on a limb and risk ridicule.

How the heck can sea level be different heights in certain areas?

I realize tides and storms cause large amounts of water to rise and fall in height but when the dust clears sea level is sea level, is it not?

Its also higher near the equator because the pull of the sun is strongest there but its a constant


34 posted on 06/25/2012 6:29:19 AM PDT by winodog
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To: McBuff

Pssshhh....everyone knows it's because of all the illegals we have in America now. The extra weight is pushing down on the ground and making the water pop up. Pretty soon, we'll tip over.

35 posted on 06/25/2012 6:29:19 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: stefanbatory
Ice-age rebound in the arctic and antarctic, and in the more northerly areas, causes land to rise. Finland is growing by 2.7 square miles per year as the land "rebounds," which means the displaced water has to go somewhere, namely to lower latitude areas.

This is nothing new. The old port at Jakobstad, (aka Kokkola) Finland is now a kilometer away from the sea.

36 posted on 06/25/2012 6:29:33 AM PDT by cookcounty ("We're all born idiots, and we only get over that condition as we get less young." -J Goldberg)
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Henry Charlton Beck rode throughout South Jersey in the 1930s & 40s writing about the vanished and forgotten towns. One town,down by Cape May was called Portsmouth (A whaling village)was completely swallowed by the ocean,cemetery and all,around 1900. It appears that the ocean rising is has been going on long before the green weenies were born.
37 posted on 06/25/2012 6:29:53 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (No matter who you elect,the government eventually gets in.)
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To: stefanbatory

—is the sea level rising or is the land level dropping?—

I just clicked on the link to ask the exact same question. It’s not rocket science.


38 posted on 06/25/2012 6:30:13 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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"It's not just a faster rate, but at a faster pace,... said the study's lead author, Asbury Sallenger Jr., an oceanographer at the agency."

Same thing dumba$$.

39 posted on 06/25/2012 6:31:14 AM PDT by avacado
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To: McBuff

I have seen this phenomenon before. During the 70’s in Gunnison, CO, water levels rose to nearly 1,200 feet and stayed there for almost an entire month one night. It is difficult to come by records for this event as everyone who witnessed it died, of thirst.


40 posted on 06/25/2012 6:32:35 AM PDT by davius (You can roll manure in powdered sugar but that don't make it a jelly doughnut.)
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To: thackney
Any study showing sea level rising faster in some areas than others proves it is not the sea level rising, but land sinking.

You are 100% correct. This is pure Bravo Sierra and a blatant lie. It is a function of plate tectonics and the spreading sea floor of the Atlantic. The best that can be said for the author is he is totally ignorant of Geology are a liar. I suspect both. Click on he link for a Geologic Explanation Atlantic Margin Structure.

41 posted on 06/25/2012 6:32:56 AM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: xzins
"The water level in the creek behind my house is down. I’m predicting it’ll be up next March and down again next July."

The ankle deep water is widening in the creek in front of my house. Land is shrinking. In 10 years the creek bed will be under my house.

42 posted on 06/25/2012 6:33:56 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: McBuff

A physical impossibility. Land could be subsiding, making it appear so, but water seeks its own level. Wind can temporarily “pile it up” against land, but it always goes back.

These lying morons think that evryone is just plain stupid, and in many cases they are right!


43 posted on 06/25/2012 6:33:56 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: McBuff

Bring it! At 1100 feet above sea level I’m ready for beach front property!


44 posted on 06/25/2012 6:35:35 AM PDT by TheRhinelander
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I’ve worked here on the USCG Academy since June 1988. The exact same knot on a pier pilon that only gets half covered at full moon high tide, still doesn’t get covered. The knot in the wood is 2 inches in diameter. My favorite fishing spot for stripers (and other fish) during lunch hour.


45 posted on 06/25/2012 6:35:40 AM PDT by USCG SimTech (Honored to serve since '71)
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46 posted on 06/25/2012 6:37:15 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: theDentist

New tax and fear-mongering for the coming general election.


47 posted on 06/25/2012 6:38:42 AM PDT by izzatzo (Just beat Obama.)
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To: McBuff

If Assachussets is flooded, is that a bad thing? Even better, Marthas Vineyard?


48 posted on 06/25/2012 6:39:56 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: McBuff

We can only hope that that Mordor-on-the-Potomac would be swallowed by the Atlantic.


49 posted on 06/25/2012 6:41:21 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: stefanbatory

Shoreline retreat may actually be the effect of the East Coast regions SINKING, as the plates that support that part of the East Coast pulls further and farther away from its neighbors.

But so far, there is no constituency for that theory, and no easily applicable reason to raise taxes to accomplish an altogether amorphous objective, as in the instance of global warming, and subsequent melting of the Arctic ice sheets on Greenland.


50 posted on 06/25/2012 6:41:21 AM PDT by alloysteel (Fear and intimidation work. At least on the short term.)
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